Leenak (kaneel) and Makunouchi Bento have once again put their minds together and created 'Errata', under their Miopedi collaboration. Often split releases come across with a fitting split persona, though Miopedi : Errata has strong personalities reminiscent of the ambience and sound that seemingly existed in memory long before you heard them.
As surreal and haunting as the accompanied artwork, it's tempting to hunt down the relation and reason behind this caustic ambience.. only no deduction could bring it justice. This is the very essence of the Miopedi project that got us asking for more. Familiar and mysterious at the same time -- while retaining the desire of enjoyable and repeated listening.
March 11, 2004 Subject:
the flows of a thousand jelly needles..?
Softly crawling on my nervesystems, makunouchi bento hits off and playfully lays a knot in my brain as mellow intelligent rythms tickle and tease and slowely drag me away from wot I hold for certain. Introducing a soundscaping with ice cold perfection, as well as fluffy green meadows.. with a yellow sky and a wonderfull breeze on my face, it's both refreshing as it is nostalgic.. They both created an atmosphere of calmth and chaos, as I feel the very earth I stand on lose its foundation and the very air turns solid. Jelly. But gently.
I suggest you to eat this and swallow it whole.
March 11, 2004 Subject:
There has never been as much free music available on the Internet than today. New online music labels are emerging nearly every week.
Whilst a lot of these labels tend to offer low quality music -with hardly no quality
control over the releases- a few of them try and behave like a "real" label.
Whereas the "One" netlabel is a fairly newcommer to the Internet scene , it already undoutably belongs to this last category, and the "miopedi errata ep" does nothing but confirm this impression.
"Miopedi" is the collaboration between the Romanian Duo "Makunouchi Bento", well known for its very peculiar sound distilled over several releases and collaborations over the years , and Leenak (also known as Kaneel), a young French artist with a taste for ambient-based soft electronica, usually blended with video-gamey gimmicks.
"Errata" is their second Ep together, and undoubtably the best of the twos.
It opens with "lentila Draculi" by Makunouchi Bento, an impressive sonic chaos with a pretty gloomy feeling and choir-like pads that give an almost epic tone to the track.
"Cariul C" is certainly the strongest track of the Ep. It's very smooth and delicate.
The melodica lead tones blend perfectly with the E-Piano and remind of these old songs from your childhood that you fancied playing on the turntable, lulled by the hyptnotic movement of the groove.
"Nuits d'hiver neige et radio"(Winter nights, snow and radio) from Leenak offers a very delightful ticket to the second part of the Ep, with waves of soft tones and textures, and a nice melancolic feel.
"Tintamarre"(pandemonium) is a perfect closer, with very deep pads and enjoyable ambience sample loops.
with its soft and blurry tones, this EP places itself as a must-have for dark and
cold winter nights.